Tag Archives: Biology


Ento 101: the Abdomen

Long neglected, I am resuming with the Ento. 101 project. Please view the disclaimer at the bottom of the Entomology 101 page. Previous: Ento. 101–Legs. The Insect Abdomen (eidonomy for now, I’ll save the guts for later) […]

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Cladonia Lichen

 In the process of looking for bugs, I often come across other delightful little subjects. In this case, I caught a glimpse of  little points of red scattered over the forest floor, and a closer look revealed they were […]

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eButterfly how-to by John Acorn

I had the pleasure of meeting John the day he was filming this at the Devonian Botanical Garden. Great introduction to eButterfly, and an embarrassing reminder that I haven’t actually used the site for over […]

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Araneus marmoreus, the (not so) Marbled Orb Weaver

While wandering through the Devonian Botanic Garden last week, I was given an unusual spider to photograph. It was an Araneid that I had not seen before, with a bright white abdomen marked with a dark patch […]

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Shout-out for Plant (and Bug!) links for Berry Go Round!

I’ll be hosting the August 2014 edition of  Berry Go Round, the plant-science blog carnival! Can bug and plant bloggers rise to the occasion and submit links to posts on the theme of Plant and Bug Interactions? The […]

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Bristle Fly?

The flies in the Family Tachinidae could very well take the common name of ‘Bristle Fly’, due to the many stiff hairs that cover the abdomen of many species. My dismal April Fool’s post was indeed a Tachinid […]

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Aquilegia Muncher

This may be a columbine sawfly larva with a taste for luxury, but does anyone know what could be eating this Aquilegia bloom? From June 23, 2011.  

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Revisiting the Stumpstabber

One of the most consistently popular blog posts at Splendour Awaits has been The ‘Stump Stabber’ – An Ichneumon Wasp, a post I made on June 8, 2010. I am glad that it remains popular, because for […]

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